Collaborative Mentoring Webinar Series

Webinars

The Collaborative Mentoring Webinar Series is funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention through the National Mentoring Resource Center and facilitated in partnership with MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership. These webinars would not be possible without the planning team, which includes the following Affiliates: California Mentoring Partnership, MENTOR Colorado, MENTOR Illinois, Indiana Mentoring Partnership, the Governor’s Prevention Partnership, MENTOR Memphis Grizzlies, MENTOR Independence Region, and MENTOR Vermont. Through ongoing planning and evaluation of the latest developments in the field, this team delivers a webinar each month focused on strengthening mentoring practice, sharing new resources, and helping the field put research into practice. Mentoring practitioners interested in the Collaborative Mentoring Webinar Series are encouraged to visit The National Mentoring Resource Center, which is funded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency and facilitated in partnership with MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership. Free technical assistance is available, along with approved quality mentoring materials. Take advantage of this resource today to strengthen your program’s services to youth!

Webinars are held monthly on the 3rd Thursday at:

  • 10:00AM-11:15AM Pacific
  • 11:00AM-12:15PM Mountain
  • 12:00PM-1:15PM Central
  • 1:00PM-2:15PM Eastern

Webinars are free and online. Links to register for the upcoming webinar, with full descriptions and panelist information, are posted in the month leading up to the webinar. Check back periodically as plans for each month are finalized!

Upcoming Webinars

Next Live Webinar

Group Mentoring: Models and Practices

Thursday, February 21 2019, 1:00PM – 2:15PM EST

Group mentoring has become increasingly popular within youth serving programs, in part because agencies can serve more mentees with fewer mentors. Yet, with few official guidelines, many organizations struggle to understand what group mentoring is, and how to integrate actual “mentoring” into their efforts. This webinar will explore several successful group mentoring models that have shown to be successful, including 3 mentors to 10 mentees (3:10), 2 mentors to six mentees (2:6), and a third method that provides both 1:1 and group mentoring to their mentees. Panelists will focus on how their particular program model was chosen and how they emphasize relationship building within the group setting. Included in this workshop will be discussions on curriculum development and conducting sharing exercises. Attendees will leave this session with numerous ideas and resources that will help them to enhance their group mentoring efforts.

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Archived Webinars

Archived 2019 Webinars

Maximizing Volunteer Engagement (January 2019)

Facilitator:

  • Minnie Chen, Program Associate, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership

Panelists:

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Strategic Volunteer Engagement: A Guide for Nonprofit and Public Sector Leaders

Archived 2018 Webinars

Faith-Based Mentoring: Utilizing the “Village” to Support and Sustain Your Program (December 2018)

Facilitator:

  • Unique Saunders, MENTOR Independence Region

Panelists:

  • Anna Hollis, Executive Director at Amachi Pittsburgh
  • Peter Vanacore, President at Christian Association of Youth Mentoring

Resources:

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How to Expand Mentoring Relationships with Opportunity Youth (November 2018)

Facilitator:

  • Dustianne North, California Mentoring Partnership

Panelists:

  • Daniel Horgan, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
  • Deborah Anglin, Hearts to Nourish Hope
  • Corey Manning, YouthBuild USA, Inc.
  • Gregory Meves, Marriott Foundation

Resources:

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Board Engagement (October 2018)

Panelists:

  • Colleen Fedor, Executive Director, The Mentoring Partnership of Southwestern Pennsylvania
  • John Pinter, CEO, Pinter Consulting

Resources:

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Additional Resources

School-Integrated Mentoring (September 2018)

Panelists:

  • Delia Hagan, Director of Program and Training Delivery, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
  • Derald Davis, Assistant Superintendent, Kansas City Public Schools
  • Christine Lloyd, Director of Integrated Wellness, Connecting Youth

Resources:

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Supporting and Inspiring Native Youth (August 2018)

Panelists:

  • Cortney Yarholar, Program Manager at the OJJDP Tribal Youth TTA Center
  • Dr. Crystal Aschenbrener, Department Chair of Social Work at Alverno College
  • Christian Weaver, Director of Organizational Development for the Native Services division of Boys and Girls Clubs of America
  • Mike Garringer, Director of Research and Evaluation at MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership

Resources:

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Mentoring Youth with Disabilities: An Opportunity for Friendship, Awareness, and A World of Possibility (July 2018)

Facilitator:

  • Cheryl Howard–Neal, Director of Programs and Partnerships (MENTOR Illinois)

Panelists:

  • Elesha Nightingale, Program Coordinator (Access Living – Disability Justice Mentoring Collective – Chicago, IL)
  • Genelle C. Thomas, Director of National Initiatives (Partners for Youth with Disabilities – Somerville, MA)
  • Kristin Humphrey, Mentoring Director (Partners for Youth with Disabilities – Somerville, MA)
  • Cindy Montgomery, Parent and Founder/CEO (Teachability – Chicago, IL)

Resources:

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Best Practices for Mentoring Youth with Disabilities by Partners for Youth with Disabilities

Understanding Youth Initiated Mentoring and How to Employ this Strategy with Today’s Youth (June 2018)

Panelists:

  • Sarah Schwartz, PhD – Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Suffolk University
  • Whitney Baker – Director of Operations, MENTOR Nebraska (formerly Midlands Mentoring Partnership)
  • Ellie Cuifalo – Youth Mentor Program Coordinator, Klingberg Family Centers

Resources:

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Social Capital Mapping

Promoting Screening Practices for Safety and Suitability of Mentors (April 2018)

Facilitator:

  • Brian Sales, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership

Panelists:

  • Unique Saunders, MENTOR Independence Region
  • Ju’Riese Colon and Perry Cooper, Boys & Girls Clubs of America
  • Joellen Malstrom, Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation

Resources:

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1-Pager Guide to CRSF Child Protection Policy

Boys & Girls Clubs of America Fitness Determination Form

Boys & Girls Clubs of America Mentee Risk Profile Form

U.S. Department of Education Mentoring Program’s Guide to Screening and Background Checks

Background check providers examples

Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation Resource Portal

Expanding Corporate Engagement: Strengthening Infrastructure (March 2018)

Facilitator:

  • Audrey Cruz, Mentor Colorado

Panelists:

  • Danielle Holly, CEO of Common Impact

  • Daniel Horgan, Senior Director of Corporate Engagement at MENTOR

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The Power of Purpose (January 2018)

Panelists:

  • Dr. Kendall Bronk, Claremont Graduate University
  • L-Mani Viney, The Kappa Alpha Psi Foundation

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Archived 2017 Webinars

Mentoring Youth in Foster Care: Considerations and Strategies (December 2017)

Facilitator:

  • Brian Sales, Director of Training and Technical Assistance at MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership

Panelists:

  • Heather Taussig, PhD, University of Denver
  • Colby Swettberg, Ed.M, LCSW, Silver Lining Mentoring
  • Tangina Sanders, Youth Villages Mentoring Program

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National Mentoring Month: How to Engage and Recruit (November 2017)

Facilitator:

  • Erin Souza-Rezendes, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership

Panelists:

  • Jamie Farnsworth Finn, Education Nation & NBC Learn at NBC News
  • Sarah Boison, America’s Promise Alliance
  • Rich Greif, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay

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Content Curation Mentoring Month Template

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 Create an Effective Team to Drive Your Program’s Success (October 2017)

Facilitator:

  • Audrey Siegfried

Panelists:

  • Michelle Drake, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands
  • Reggie Davis, Streets Ministries

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First Week Schedule Example

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Get Moving! Using Sports-Based Programming to Bridge Mentoring Gaps (September 2017)

Facilitator:

  • Desiree’ Robertson, Memphis Grizzlies Foundation

Panelists:

  • Thomas Padro, Up2Us Sports
  • Joel Katz, Memphis Grizzlies Foundation

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 GrizzFit Lessons Learned

 CHAMP Goal Setting template

A Fresh Look at Logic Models: Enhance and Amplify Their Value (August 2017)

Facilitator:

  • Audrey Love Siegfried, Consultant & Trainer

Panelists:

  • Susan Duncombe, MSW, LCSW, Chief Operating Officer at Denver Urban Scholars
  • Samuel D. McQuillin, Ph.D., Assistant Professor at University of South Carolina

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 3-Step Empowerment Evaluation Activity

 The Community Builder's Approach to Theory of Change: A Practical Guide to Theory Development (The Aspen Institute, 2005)

 Measurement Guidance Toolkit for Mentoring Programs (National Mentoring Resource Center, 2016

Partnerships Drive Success: Using Cross-Sector Collaborations to Build Capacity in Youth Agencies (June 2017)

Facilitator:

Desireé Robertson, Senior Manager at Memphis Grizzlies Foundation

Panelists:

  • Dr. Lauran James, Director of Mentoring and Volunteer Services at REACH Memphis
  • Dr. Emmet Campos, Director of Project MALES
  • Mike Gutierrez, Program Coordinator at Project MALES

Resources:

 Download the Presentation Slides

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 IMPACT Spring 2017 Syllabus

 Project MALES Sample MOU

The Restorative Power of Mentoring for Sexually Exploited Youth (May 2017)

Facilitator:

Kendan Elliott, MANY

Panelists:

  • Dr. Karen Countryman-Roswurm, Center for Combating Human Trafficking
  • Ann Wilkinson, My Life My Choice
  • Tiffany Wilhelm, La Causa
  • Susan Spagnuolo, MANY

Resources:

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ReEntry Mentoring: Conversations from the Field on Working with System-Involved Youth (April 2017)

Panelists:

  • Hannah Granfield, The Governor’s Prevention Partnership
  • Tina Banas, Family ReEntry
  • Ronin Davis, The Council of State Governments Justice Center

Resources:

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Designing and Implementing Group Mentoring Programs (March 2017)

Panelists:

  • Tommy McClam, YouthBuild USA
  • William Figueroa, Los Angeles Team Mentoring
  • Jerry Sherk, California Mentoring Partnership consultant

Resources:

 Download the Presentation Slides

 Blank Group Mentoring Activity Development Matrix

 Group Mentoring Program Development Matrix

 Build a Company Group Mentoring Exercise

 Group Mentoring Development Manual

 Good News, Bad News: A Standard Sharing Exercise

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Girls of Color ROCK: How Programs Empower, Encourage and Energize Our Girls (February 2017)

Host:

  • Cheryl Howard – Neal, Director of Programs & Partnerships at MENTOR Illinois

Panelists:

  • Mischa Toland, Founder and CEO of Greatness Now® and Girls as CEOs Foundation
  • Jamila Trimuel, Founder and Executive Director, Ladies of Virtue
  • Kelly Fair, Founder and Executive Director, Polished Pebbles

Resources:

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Nurturing Social-Emotional Growth In Young People (January 2017)

Panelists:

  • Celeste Janssen, Director of the Institute for Youth Success at Education Northwest
  • Diane Wallace Booker, Executive Director of U.S. Dream Academy, Inc.
  • Kathy Brennan, Research and Evaluation Advisor at AARP Foundation Experience Corps
  • Libra Riley, Education Strategy Advisor at AARP Foundation Experience Corps

Resources:

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Archived 2016 Webinars

Mentoring Immigrant Youth: Supportive Relationships for Newcomer Youth (December 2016)

Host:

  • December LeTexier, Indiana Mentoring Partnership

Panelists:

  • Ashmeet Oberoi, University of Miami
  • Susan Nomi, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Peel

Resources:

 Download the Presentation Slides

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National Mentoring Month: Mentoring In Real Life (November 2016)

Host:

  • Jennifer Merrill, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership

Panelists:

  • Matt Meyersohn, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
  • Sarah Boison, America’s Promise Alliance
  • Amanda Granger, American Graduate Day

Resources:

 Download the Presentation Slides

Correction: The Twitter chat date is January 4, 2017 not January 7, 2017 as represented in the recording.

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Additional Resources

Maximizing the Potential of Corporate Partnerships (October 2016)

Hosts:

  • Audrey Siegfried, Mentor Colorado

Panelists:

  • Daniel Horgan, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership consultant
  • Meredith Fontecchio, Deloitte
  • Ashlee Chapman, Communities In Schools
  • Pam Giller, Communities In Schools

Resources:

 Download the Presentation Slides

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Capturing Youth Outcomes: An Introduction to the Measurement Guidance Toolkit for Mentoring Programs (September 2016)

Hosts:

  • Michael Garringer, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
  • Meghan Perry, Institute for Youth Success at Education Northwest

Panelists:

  • David DuBois, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Carla Herrara, Independent Consultant

Resources:

 Download the Presentation Slides

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Making the Right Match: A Discussion with Experienced Practitioners (August 2016)

Panelists:

  • Russel Dains, FRIENDS FIRST
  • Donnovan Karber, Christian Association of Youth Mentoring

Resources:

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Preparing Mentees And Families For Successful Matches (July 2016)

Panelists:

  • Dustianne North, Ph.D., M.S.W., California Mentoring Partnership
  • Jerry Sherk, M.A., California Mentoring Partnership
  • Sarah Schwarz, Ph.D., Suffolk University

Resources:

 Build an Ideal Mentor for mentees

 Training New Mentees

 MenteeSeries6  Pet Peeves

 Youthbuild Mentee Training Toolkit

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Building Future Leaders Through STEM Mentoring (June 2016)

Panelists:

  • Laura Batt, Sea Research Foundation’s Mystic Aquarium
  • Charlie Lindquist, Illinois Tech Global Leaders Program

Resources:

 The Corporation for National & Community Service’s STEM Toolkit

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Mentoring in Rural Communities: Traveling the Distance to Facilitate Your Program (May 2016)

Panelists:

  • Amanda Jamison, Heart of Oregon Corps
  • Kimberly Briard, Take Stock In Children Palm Beach County
  • Tina McGuinness, Gunnison Valley Mentors

Resources:

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Activity-Based Mentoring: Can Structured Activities Make Mentoring Better? (April 2016)

Panelists:

  • Seth Ehrlich, SOS Outreach
  • Edith “Winx” Lawrence, Young Women Leaders Program

Resources:

References

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Career-Focused Mentoring: A Pathway for 21st Century Opportunities (March 2016)

Panelists:

  • Erin LaBarge, SAP
  • Lori Mastromauro, New York City Mentoring Program
  • Miles Warren, JP Morgan

Resources:

Research Corner: Work Based Mentoring
NYC Mentoring Program Action Steps
NYC Mentoring Program Guidelines

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Mentoring in the Age of Technology (February 2016)

Panelists:

  • Panelists: Kate Schrauth, iCouldBe.org
  • Camille Stone, WeTeachScience.org
  • Lindsay Page, University of Pittsburgh

Resources:

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Assuring Your Financial Future: Strategies to Sustain Your Program (January 2016)

Panelists:

  • Susan Weinberger, Mentor Consulting Group
  • Jerry Dash, VIP Mentoring, Inc.

Resources:

 2015 DOJ Grants Financial Guide

 Family Foundation Report

 Family Philanthropy Trends to Watch…

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Archived 2015 Webinars

Mentoring Youth from Military Families: Lessons Learned & Effective Strategies (December 2015)

Panelists:

  • Antoinette Basualdo-Delmonico, Boston University
  • Jim Seevers, Dare Mighty Things
  • Bonnie Campbell, Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County

Resources:

 Download the Presentation Slides

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National Mentoring Month: Amplifying Your Voice (November 2015)

Panelists:

  • Liz Hardy, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
  • Carla Hagan, Midlands Mentoring Partnership
  • Brandon Leppke, TeamMates Mentoring Program
  • Susan George, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Mid-South, Inc.

Resources:

 2016 Mentoring Month Plan of Action

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School-Based Mentoring: Strategic Interventions to Maximize Positive Youth Outcomes (October 2015)

Panelists:

  • Dr. Robert Balfanz, Johns Hopkins University, School of Education
  • Cheryl Ward, Columbus City Schools
  • Abby Fisher, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio

Resources:

 Early Warning System Implementation Guide

 On Track for Success

 Continuous Improvement Action Plan Summary

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Cultural and Class Conflicts in Mentor-Mentee Matches (September 2015)

Panelists:

  • Brian Sales, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
  • Pamila Gant, Mentoring Works Washington
  • Desiree’ Robertson, Grizzlies TEAM UP Youth Mentoring Partnership

Resources:

 Example of Activities Part I

 Example of Activities Part II

 Diversity Discussion Starters

 Webliography

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College Access Mentoring: Preparing Students for Graduation and Beyond (August 2015)

Panelists:

  • Tammy Pearson, Director of Project Leadership
  • Tracy Butler, National Speaker and Consultant

Resources:

 Why Practice for the SAT?

 Sample Mentoring Partner MOU

 Indiana CCM Program Assessment

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Innovative Recruitment: Creative Strategies for Finding Long-Term Mentors (July 2015)

Panelists:

  • Lisa Bottomley, Michigan State University Extension
  • Jayne Cravens, Coyote Communications

Resources:

 TVR Tips

 Presentation Grid

 Recruitment Plan

 Blank Recruitment Plan

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“They always come, and they never say goodbye”: Healthy Closure in Mentoring (June 2015)

Panelists:

  • Renee Spencer, Boston University

Resources:

 Resource Packet

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Including and Welcoming LGBTQ Youth in Mentoring Programs (May 2015)

Panelists:

  • Dr. Christian Rummell, American Institutes for Research
  • Leslie Chudnovsky, Supporting Our Youth Mentoring Program (SOY)

Resources:

 List of Additional Resources

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Peer Mentoring: A Discussion with Experienced Practitioners (April 2015)

Panelists:

  • Margo Ross, Psy.D., Center for Supportive Schools
  • Tammy Potts, Basehor-Linwood Mentors & CareCats

Resources:

 List of Additional Resources

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A New Lens for Mentoring: Trauma Informed Care (March 2015)

Panelists:

  • Laurie Vargas, M.S., PPSC, Mentoring for Success

Resources:

 List of Additional Resources

 Strategies for Mentoring Youth Affected by Trauma

 Self Care Assessment

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Using Research to Inform Your Mentoring Program (February 2015)

Panelists:

  • David DuBois, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Jennifer Tyson, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention

Resources:

National Mentoring Resource Center
Chronicle of Evidence-Based Mentoring
MENTOR Affiliate Network

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Leveraging Mentoring to Support Black Male Achievement (January 2015)

Panelists:

  • Shawn Dove, The Campaign for Black Male Achievement
  • Steve Vassor, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
  • Natalie Meade, Maryland Mentoring Resource Center
  • James M. Riddick, Jr., Operation Reach Back
  • Sarah Kremer, Acknowledge Alliance

Resources:

Institute for Black Male Achievement
National Mentoring Month
Black Star Project

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